• Identification and evaluation of the plausible rock mass failure mechanisms
• Learning on how to estimate and calculate the safety factor on large scale projects
• Learning principles on how to draft a geotechnical study
• Learning of up to date numerical analysis software to simulate the discontinuum medium
Course Content (Syllabus)
Empirical, computing and observational approach of designing in rock mechanics related issues. Stereo-geographical mapping of discontinuities. Investigation of plausible failure mechanisms. Safety factor. Methodology of drafting geotechnical studies – composition of geotechnical underground model - analytical methods – monitoring of a project.
Current computing Rock Mechanics. Simulation of rock mass either as equivalent continuum medium or as a discontinuum medium. Τwo- dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) numerical analyses using up to date software. Examples of existing large scale projects
Plausible failure mechanisms, Safety factor, Simulation of rock mass, Continuum and discontinuum medium, Numerical methods